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8:20 AM ET, July 14, 2007

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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
What is Facebook worth?  —  There's been a debate raging on Techmeme, the website that turns the tech blogosphere into a mail list, about the value of Facebook.  —  I have two answers to the question: 1.  A lot. 2.  Or very little.  Depending on what they do.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
Facebook IPO: Fact or Fiction  —  So I was wrong, and Mark Zuckerberg was right to not sell his company for 3/4th of a billion to Yahoo.  The prices since then have only gone up - even if they are prices of perceptions.  Microsoft has been linked to them with a price tag of $6 billion.
LeeAnn Prescott / Hitwise US:
LinkedIn Traffic Up 323% in Past Year, Users More Likely to be on Gmail  —  Have you been getting a flurry in LinkedIn invitations in the past few months?  I have been receiving a few requests a week, so I wasn't surprised to find that the market share of US visits to LinkedIn was up 323% in the past year …
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Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn Traffic Up, But Is It Enough?  —  The latest figures released by Hitwise indicate that traffic to LinkedIn is up 323% in the last year and 17% in the last week alone.  It's a healthy rise, and something LinkedIn should be pleased with, however the real question becomes …
alarm:clock:
LinkedIn's Growth Impresses But Still An Early Adopter Toy
Discussion: Mashable!
BBC:
Intel and $100 laptop join forces  —  Chip-maker Intel has joined forces with the makers of the $100 laptop project.  —  The agreement marks a huge turnaround for both the not-for profit One laptop per Child (OLPC) foundation and Intel.  —  In May this year, Nicholas Negroponte …
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Robert McLaws / Windows-Now.com:
Windows Vista: Six Months In, Your Mileage May Vary  —  This may be news to Jessica Mintz of the Associated Press, but not every Vista user has been griping.  While it's easy to look to Chris Pirillo's 52-minute rant on Vista, people forget that Chris has made his professional career out of griping about Windows.
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Jessica Mintz / MSNBC:
Six months on, Vista users still griping  —  Some working around flaws or sticking with Windows XP  —  Chris Pirillo posted a 52-minute video rant on YouTube in March, complaining about Windows Vista.  He runs a network of blogs about technology called Lockergnome, and was one of several …
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq:
Sony: Enough 60GBs for "several months" in U.S. [Update 4]  —  Dave Karraker of Sony Computer Entertainment of America has contacted Joystiq to give us clarification on the story that would have made us believe Sony had truly lost its mind once and for all.  The fun never ends, does it?
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NTT DoCoMo:
NTT DoCoMo Begins Super 3G Experiment  —  NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that this month it began testing an experimental Super 3G system for mobile communications.  With this experiment, DoCoMo will seek to achieve a downlink transmission rate of 300Mbps over a high-speed wireless network.
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Stace / Unwired View:
NTT DOCOMO TESTS SUPER 3G SYSTEM WITH UP TO 300MBPS DATA TRANSFER RATES
Discussion: Gizmodo
Duncan Riley / TechCrunch:
Live P2P Television: Streaming Now  —  The demonstration of Microsoft's LiveStation last week shone the spotlight back on the live P2P television market.  Whilst P2P on-demand video participants such as Joost and Bablegum gain the most attention in the broader market, the live television streaming market …
Discussion: Channel 10
Sharon Vosmek / VentureBeat:
Noob and other words worth thinking about  —  [Editor's note: This is an opinion piece by Sharon Vosmek, CEO of Astia, a group committed to building women leaders in technology start-ups.]  —  On a recent Sunday, I was listening to my husband and brother-in-law talk incessantly about World of Warcraft.
PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor:
PHP 4 end of life announcement  —  Today it is exactly three years ago since PHP 5 has been released.  In those three years it has seen many improvements over PHP 4.  PHP 5 is fast, stable & production-ready and as PHP 6 is on the way, PHP 4 will be discontinued.
Dion Almaer / Ajaxian:
Robot Replay: Watch your users via Ajax  —  Robot Replay is a Rails application written by Nitobi that allows you to record how your users use your site, and play it back later.  —  You include a piece of JavaScript on your site, and then user events are chunked, and sent up to RobotReplay every now and then.
Discussion: Web Analytics World
Tim O'Reilly / O'Reilly Radar:
Why Congress Needs a Version Control System  —  I've been thinking lately just how much software developers take the existence of version control for granted, and how, with the notable exception of wikipedia, web 2.0 applications don't offer much in the way of version control functionality.
Discussion: Letters From Exile
Andrew / NotebookReview.com:
Asus Eee PC First Thoughts  —  The Asus Eee PC 701 notebook was officially announced at the beginning of June at Computex Taipei.  Today I met with Asus to get a close-up look at this new device and talk more about the company's goals with it.  If Asus really can pull off selling this device for $250 …
Discussion: The Tech Report and Engadget
NEWS.com.au:
Chinese firm suing Google over name confusion  —  Decrease Increase -  —  From correspondents in Beijing  —  A CHINESE company is suing Google Inc's China subsidiary for copying its name, saying the US search engine's registered Chinese name is too similar to its own and has harmed its operations.
Discussion: WebProNews
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Google (China) vs. Beijing Guge
 
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Peter Glaskowsky / CNET News.com:
What could you make from an iPhone?
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Windows Live Mobile Search 2.0 Out
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Aviary's Incredibly Ambitious Art Project
Matt Marshall / VentureBeat:
All three Democratic presidential candidates support VC tax
Anh Huynh / DailyTech:
AMD Athlon X2 BE-Series Hits Retail
Discussion: TechSpot News
Ashkan Karbasfrooshan / HipMojo.com:
13% of the World Uses Mozilla
John Cook / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Venture Capital: Startup cuts PC power use
David Kaplan / paidContent.org:
Online Community ChessPark Completes $1 Million Angel Round
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Frank Caron / Ars Technica:
One on one with Nintendo at E3  —  Nintendo's press conference …
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Wall Street Journal:
Executives Get the Blogging Bug
Kevin Ho / CNET News.com:
iPhone's black screen of death
Gord Hotchkiss / Search Engine Land:
Jakob Nielsen On Search Usability
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